AP Television News opens North Korean bureau

May 24, 2006

AP Television News, APTN, announced Monday it had become the first Western news organization to establish a full-time office in North Korea.

The announcement follows four years of negotiations with the state broadcaster, Korean Radio and Television, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Under the arrangement, international staff from AP Television News, which is headquartered in Britain, will work with local staff recruited from Korean Radio and Television.

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